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Study & Research Ancient Mesopotamia 3300-331 B.C.E.: Family and Social Trends

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Late in the reign of Sargon (circa 2334 - circa 2279), her father, as revolts spread throughout his empire, Enheduana, the chief priestess of the moon god Nanna, was driven from office and fled the city of Ur. In a poem to the goddess Inana, she lamented her situation:

Verify I had entered my holy giparu at your behest, I, the high priestess, I, Enheduana!
I carried the ritual basket, I intoned the acclaim.
(But now) I'm placed in the lepers' ward, I, even I, can no longer live with you!
They approach the light of day, the light is obscured about me,
The shadows approach the light of day, is covered with a (sand)storm.
My mellifluous mouth is cast into confusion.
My choicest features are turned to dust.





Source: William W. Hallo and J. J. A. van Dijk, The Exaltation...

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